Bergne Samuel B
Bergne Samuel B.
an English clergyman, was born in 1805. While a minister of the Poultry Chapel, London, in 1853, he was elected secretary of the British and Foreign Bible Society, in the place of Rev. George Brown, who had in turn succeeded the Rev. Joseph, one of the original secretaries, and also one of the principal founders of the society. During the twenty-six years of Mr. Bergne's secretaryship every department of the work was doubled; an increase in which he found constant joy, and to which he, according to the testimony of the committee, contributed more largely than any other, though none could be more unwilling to receive the credit. He died in London, July 18, 1880. See Bible Soc. Rec., Oct. 1880. (W. P. S.)